LG To Develop YouTube Phone

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Korean electronics giant LG has signed an agreement with Google to develop a YouTube focused mobile phone.

LG said the model would allow users to upload, view and share video clips without the need to use a computer. The 3G phone will be offered first in Europe in the second half of this year.

Apple received a lot of attention earlier this year when they announced a deal with Google to deliver YouTube video natively onto the iPhone; in comparison the LG deal is far more interesting. Essentially users will be able to record videos on their mobile phones then upload them immediately to YouTube through a streamlined interface. Whilst many may argue that nothing can compare overall to the iPhone, Apple’s failure to launch a 3G version of the phone, or release it outside of the United States gives Apple’s competitors time to improve their offerings prior to the inevitable future worldwide release of the iPhone.

(via AFP)

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